Faith: Belief in the Unseen

By Lamya HamadIslam places great importance on having faithIn order to become a Muslim, a person must testify, “I bear witness that there is no God but the One God, and Muhammad is a Messenger of God.” A Muslim must believe this without ever having seen God or Muhammad. Faith, [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:35+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Original Sin

By Dr. Laurence Brown The concept of original sin is completely foreign to Judaism and Eastern Christianity, having achieved acceptance in only the Western Church. Furthermore, Christian and Islamic concepts of sin are virtual opposites with respect to certain nuances. For example, there is no concept of “sinning in [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:35+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Jinn

By Dr. Jamal Badawi When we talk about God’s creatures, let’s classify them into two main groups, the seen and the un-seen.  Now the creatures that are seen can be classified into two major groups, humans and others.  By others we mean animals, animate and inanimate objects. Angels and Jinn: [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:36+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

CBC Ideas: Is Islam the ‘green’ religion?

By David Gutnick Recent headlines from the mainstream media around the world highlight how the words "Muslim" and "Islam" are often mentioned in the context of terrorism. But according to a world-renowned scholar, there's another word that should be associated with Islam — environmentalism. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:36+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Obama’s Former Muslim Advisor Assesses Whether He’s Lived Up to His Cairo Speech

By Jessica Schulberg When Obama came into office, he appointed Dalia Mogahed to his advisory council on faith-based partnerships and gave her a seemingly impossible task: improve Muslim perception of the United States. In 2009, the U.S. was fighting two wars in Muslim countries, imprisoning hundreds of Arab men without [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:36+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Sumayyah Binte Khayyat

By Farah OnaidThe first female martyr of Islam was a black slave in pre-Islamic Arabia. As we explore her story, one can’t help but wonder: What attracted her to Islam? How did she gather the indomitable courage to defy the norm and embrace change? Was the price she paid worth [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:36+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Names and Attributes of Allah

Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. Muslims believe that studying these Names and Attributes is one of the most effective ways of strengthening one’s relationship with God. Each Name and Attribute nourishes a kind of consciousness and humility in man and their study [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:36+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Why Islam?

By Dr Laurence Brown Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:36+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Islamic Shariah

By Saulat Pervez When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with [...]

2017-12-01T22:03:18+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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